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TechnologyFortnite Season 9 adds two locations and wind transport, but is mostly just new virtual items

17:35  09 may  2019
17:35  09 may  2019 Source:   techcrunch.com

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Season 9 – Battle Pass New Season, new Battle Pass. New Locations Explore new points of interest that emerged from the destruction of the Volcano like Neo Tilted and Mega Mall. Left virtual thumbstick no longer becomes invisible when holding left or right and pressing the fire button.

Season 9 - Battle Pass New Season, new Battle Pass. Slipstreams Get around locations quickly with the new Slipstream wind transportation system. New Locations Explore new points of interest that emerged from the destruction of the Volcano like Neo Tilted and Mega Mall.

Fortnite Season 9 adds two locations and wind transport, but is mostly just new virtual items

It's that time again. Parents across the world are doling out $15 to Epic Games after the developer released Season 9, the latest update for its hit game Fortnite that's particularly popular among kids and young adults.

Fortnite is estimated to have over 250 million players, and it has proven to be a major money-spinner for Epic thanks to sales of seasonal Battle Passes, skins and virtual items for avatars. That's very much for the focus for Season 9, which dropped today and is really about the cosmetics with the latest Battle Pass unlocking over 100 rewards, including a range of new skins and characters.

Season 9 is an upgrade that'll keep existing gamers locked into Fortnite through evolution -- there are no radical changes to excite new or less active players.

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When the new season does roll around, based on previous seasons, the Fortnite Season 9 start time should be It's worth noting that as with previous seasons, all previous challenges will be wiped when Season 9 begins First, there's the volcano, which has laid mostly dormant for all of Season 8 until the Unvaulting event, which How to find Discovery locations and their secret Battle Stars in Fortnite .

Season 9 – Battle Pass New Season, new Battle Pass. 100 levels, over 100 new rewards. New Locations Explore new points of interest that emerged from the destruction of the Volcano like The camera no longer shakes when entering the X-Stormwing. Left virtual thumbstick no longer becomes

In terms of gameplay, Fortnite has added two new locations. Neo Tilted replaces Tilted Towers, which was destroyed by a volcano eruption last week, then there's Mega Mall which is an upgrade on Retail Row. Epic has added 'Slipstreams' which are turbines that power a wind-based transport system for getting across the map quickly, and potentially adding an interesting new combat angle.

There's also a new 'Fortbytes,' which is essentially a hidden item challenge. Gamers who bought a Battle Pass can collect a series of 100 collectible computer chips which are scattered across the map. There are an initial 18 released, with a new arrival each day -- those who collect them all can unlock rewards and "secrets."

There's just one new gun on offer, the combat shotgun which doesn't seem particularly impressive, while grenades have returned. A large number of weapons have been removed -- or "vaulted" in Epic parlance -- and they include clingers, pump shotgun, poison dart trap, scoped revolver, suppressed assault rifle, thermal assault rifle, and balloons.

That's about the sum of the new update, although Fortnite does now include three new limited time games: three-person squad 'trios,' a 'solid gold' mode that uses legendary weapons and 'one shot,' a sniper-only battle set in a low gravity environment.

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